Tag: old barn

Inclement

The wind yesterday was wild. Hair raising actually. We have a few branches down nothing too dramatic but the clouds were incredible. They were moving very fast going from this – to this. Within a few hours. This cloud was the pre-curser to a…

Tane Mahuta

Yesterday Tane Mahuta was loaded into Kim’s car and off we went to the vet. Thank Goodness for Kim and her car.  After another 79 dollars we discovered that he has thrown his hip out a bit and developed a secondary infection. He  has a temperature…

Waiting for the Milking

The afternoons are spent in a series of gentle moves that culminate in The Milking.  I put Naomi into the barn about 2pm.  She just runs straight in every time.  Her mother waits outside in the yards and we milk her about 5pm.  I usually…

Boxing Day

Though Poppy did get some Christmas left overs her manners leave a lot to be desired.  This is her latest trick. To rear up and plant her feet straight on top of the gate or fence snorting and shrieking and drooling. Not a pretty look…

The small smiles

When I was about thirteen I began work for my Dad in his workshop at the estuary by the sea. It was the school holidays. Dad built boats. The sea and all its surrounds were our breath and bread and butter. Dad was teaching me to weld…

Sheila and the flies

Sheila is being an old lazy bones lately and it is not even hot yet. I try to get her to come for a walk but she just goes from one lying-down-spot to another. Her favourite being anything to do with compost. If there…

The Barn Across the Way

Yesterday the children and I released the old chooks into the big barn across the way. They gravitated towards the central area, where there was straw and with the children playing amongst them they all looked so natural and happy. The children are delighted with…

Rocking the Barn

Not as in rock ‘n roll either. Just a’rockin’. The frozen winds were so strong yesterday that the barn was heaving in and out, like a giant loudly asthmatic bellows. Often I anchor the camera by leaning it on the barn wall or a…

Your voice echoes when there is snow in the clouds

Yesterday it snowed again. But it was a gentle sweet silent snow that did not last too long. But the clouds sat heavy. Heavy clouds breathing light snow. Like kind gods. A benevolent uncle kind of snow. I set about trapping and catching the…

The New Daily View

Yes, the Daily View has changed. No more tree house and a lot less foliage. But still minor compared to a lot of damage around the area. Here is the Daily View from exactly a year ago. If you want to check out that…